2017

  • Catholic University Plans Domestic Violence Awareness Month Mass for Family Peace

    October 17, 2017

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  • A Message from University President on HHS Mandate Resolution

    October 17, 2017

    Read a statement from President Garvey about a filed suit in response to a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • Catholic University’s Kiss Me, Kate is ‘Too Darn Hot’

    October 17, 2017

    Audiences will get a behind-the-scenes look into the world of show business as the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its fall musical, Kiss Me Kate

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  • Catholic University Chamber Orchestra

    Chamber Symphony Highlights Music of Spain with Special Concert

    October 12, 2017

    The Catholic University Chamber Orchestra, led by music director Simeone Tartaglione, gave a special performance showcasing the music of Spain at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain earlier this month.

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  • Biology Professors Receive NIH Awards to Support Student Research

    October 11, 2017

    Biology professors John Golin and Ann K. Corsi are recent recipients of highly competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards totaling $470,000 and $442,000, respectively.

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  • Good Profit Conference Speaker

    Business and the Common Good Examined at Good Profit Conference

    October 10, 2017

    How can a profitable business be a force for good? That was the question at the heart of Good Profit, a three-day conference that drew more than 300 business leaders from across the country Oct. 4-6 at The Catholic University of America.

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  • John Judge Interview

    October 10, 2017

    John Judge was appointed dean of the School of Engineering effective June 1, 2017. In a recent interview, he discusses his vision for the school’s future and shares some information about his background.

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  • Catholic University to Stage Marathon Reading of St. Augustine’s Confessions

    October 05, 2017

    Faculty and students at The Catholic University of America will stage a public reading of St. Augustine's Confessions that will take 14 hours over three days.

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  • Professors Explore the Confessions of St. Augustine

    October 02, 2017

    Addressing an overflow crowd in the Monsignor Happel Room of Caldwell Hall last month, three Catholic University professors outlined the ways in which their separate disciplines have studied and taught St. Augustine’s best-known work, the Confessions, over the past century. All three are teaching courses on the work this semester.

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  • Catholic University Extends Prayers, Support for Victims of Las Vegas Shootings

    October 02, 2017

    The Catholic University of America extends its prayers and support for the victims of yesterday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev.

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  • John Carroll Lynch working with Catholic University students

    Film Actor John Carroll Lynch Gives Master Class for Drama Students

    September 29, 2017

    Students from the Department of Drama had a rare opportunity to learn from an accomplished film and television actor  as Catholic University alumnus John Carroll Lynch returned to Hartke Theater to share his experiences and expertise.

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  • People eating at Murphy's

    Murphy’s Grill Opens as a New On-Campus Dining Option

    September 27, 2017

    Members of the Catholic University community have a new place to gather with friends and classmates this week, after Murphy’s Grill, a full-service restaurant located on the bottom floor of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, opened for business on Sept. 25.

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  • Bishop Edward Braxton Speaks at Catholic University

    Bishop Braxton Speaks on Healing the Racial Divide: 'Everybody can do something'

    September 26, 2017

    Bishop Edward Braxton, of Belleville, Ill., spoke Sept. 21 at Catholic University as part of a daylong teach-in for social work students.

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  • Students in the kick-off of ICIC

    Busch School of Business and Economics, D.C. Small Businesses Partner

    September 25, 2017

    Last week marked the launch of a unique partnership between the Busch School of Business and Economics and the Boston-based Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), as the owners of 125 D.C.-based small businesses gathered to network; learn from experts about strategy, leadership, marketing, and finance; and participate in coaching sessions.

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  • Sistine Chapel Choir

    Sistine Chapel Choir Performance a ‘Stunning’ Musical Gift

    September 22, 2017

    Some of the greatest examples of Renaissance music were brought to beautiful life during a rare performance by the Sistine Chapel Choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Sept. 20.

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  • Nobel Prize Winner Addresses Biology Symposium

    September 21, 2017

    Nobel Prize-winning pharmacologist Louis J. Ignarro addressed students and faculty of The Catholic University of America earlier this month, chronicling his research work studying nitric oxide as a unique signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.

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  • University Statement on Father James Martin, S.J., Invitation

    September 16, 2017

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  • Launch of CSS

    Center for the Study of Statesmanship Kicks Off

    September 15, 2017

    With a mix of fanfare and gravitas, Catholic University formally launched the Center for the Study of Statesmanship (CSS) Sept. 13 at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C.

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  • Signing the agreement

    10-Year Research Agreement Promises up to $80 Million in Funding for Vitreous State Laboratory

    September 14, 2017

    University Provost Andrew Abela signed a new agreement Sept. 12 to continue a long-standing commercial partnership between the University’s Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) and the Atkins company. The new agreement has a projected value to Catholic University that could amount to as much as $80 million over its 10-year term, based on past performance.

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  • Sistine Chapel Choir to Host Workshop on Sacred Music at Catholic University

    September 13, 2017

    Twelve members of the Sistine Chapel Choir and their director will offer a rare glimpse into the performance of sacred music.

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  • Students Serve as Summer Interns at the White House

    September 13, 2017

    Two Catholic University students spent their summer serving as White House interns.

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  • University Receives High U.S. News and World Report Rankings

    September 12, 2017

    The Catholic University of America has risen in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 listings for Universities and graduate programs nationwide.

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  • Columbus School of Law Receives $1.4 Million for Three New Initiatives

    September 12, 2017

    The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America has recently received gifts and commitments totaling $1.4 million that will provide initial funding for three new initiatives supporting research and educational opportunities for faculty and students.

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  • Catholic University Social Service School to Hold Teach-In on How to Combat Racism

    September 07, 2017

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  • President John Garvey Responds to Decision to End DACA

    September 05, 2017

    Catholic University President John Garvey issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

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  • Message From President Garvey About The People Affected By the Hurricane

    September 01, 2017

    We extend our prayers and concern to all the people affected by the hurricane that hit Houston and New Orleans this week. It is an especially difficult time for students at our University who are from the affected areas.

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  • Theology School Welcomes New Faculty Members

    August 31, 2017

    The School of Theology and Religious Studies (STRS) at The Catholic University of America welcomes two new faculty members this year whose research and expertise include the relationship between faith and reason, as well as Eastern Christianity.

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  • Mass of the Holy Spirit

    Students Called as Witnesses for Christ during Mass of the Holy Spirit

    August 31, 2017

    Students, faculty, and staff members at The Catholic University of America were called to be witnesses for Christ during this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit, which took place in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Aug. 31.

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  • Liturgical Studies Faculty Participate in 26th International Congress of Societas Liturgica

    August 31, 2017

    The Catholic University of America had the largest contingent of faculty presenters during last month’s 26th biennial Congress of Societas Liturgica, an international ecumenical society for the study of liturgy.

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  • Bishop Braxton to Address The Catholic Church, and Black Lives Matter Movement

    August 31, 2017

    On Thursday, Sept. 21, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville, Ill., will visit Catholic University to address issues related to the racial divide and religion.

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  • Business Leaders to Discuss the Moral Limits and Potential of Profit

    August 29, 2017

    This fall, business and faith leaders from around the world will meet at The Catholic University of America for the conference Good Profit: How Profitable Business Can Be a Force for Good.

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  • New Students Receive Warm Welcome at Move-In Day

    August 24, 2017

    It was a busy morning on Thursday, Aug. 24, as more than 800 first-year and transfer students moved into the residence halls at The Catholic University of America for the first time.

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  • Local Small Businesses to Kick Start Growth with Catholic University

    August 22, 2017

    Al Goldberg, founder of Mess Hall, which provides up-and-coming food entrepreneurs with commercial kitchens and related services in northeast Washington, D.C., had been wrestling with options to expand his business. With the help of a novel program at The Catholic University of America, he’ll have access to the kind of new business insights, tailored mentoring, and expanded business and capital connections he needs.

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  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

    Confederate Monument Debate

    August 22, 2017

    On May 19, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, B.A. 1982, gave a notable speech on the removal of four city monuments celebrating the Confederacy.

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  • MEAM group

    More Than 20 Priests Participate in Ecclesial Administration and Management Program

    August 22, 2017

    Earlier this month, more than 20 priests from 17 dioceses around the country as well as Rome and Colombia took a week of classes as part of the Master of Science in Ecclesial Administration and Management (MEAM) program.

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  • Catholic University Kicks Off Foreign Policy Center

    August 22, 2017

    Catholic University’s newly-established Center for the Study of Statesmanship offers a measured approach to foreign policy that is rooted in restraint and American constitutionalism.

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  • Students praying

    Catholic University to Open Academic Year with Mass of the Holy Spirit

    August 16, 2017

    The Catholic University of America will celebrate the start of the academic year with its Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 12:10 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Great Upper Church.

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  • Catholic University to Present Fall 2017 Drama and Music Events

    August 14, 2017

    The Catholic University of America will present a full line-up of arts events this fall. The Department of Drama will bring two productions to the stage and students from the Benjamin T. School of Music will also have much to offer.

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  • Physics Professors Awarded Hubble Observing Time

    August 02, 2017

    Steve Kraemer, chair of The Catholic University of America Department of Physics and director for the University’s Institute of Astrophysics and Computational Sciences, is part of a team of astrophysicists from around the world that was recently awarded observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope.

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  • Catholic University Professor/NASA Astrophysicist Available for Comment on Eclipse

    August 02, 2017

    An astrophysicist from Catholic University will be in Atchison, Kan., on Aug. 21 to witness the historic solar eclipse. For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States from coast to coast. Atchison lies in a stretch of land known as the "path of totality" for the eclipse.

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  • Blessed Ngwenya

    VSL Participates in South African Leadership Program

    August 01, 2017

    This summer, The Catholic University of America was selected as the first research university to participate in the South Africa Washington International (SAWI) program, which brings South African college students to Washington, D.C., to help prepare them for leadership positions in their own communities.

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  • Catholic University women's lacrosse team

    Women's Lacrosse Team Leads Nation in Honor Roll

    July 27, 2017

    The Catholic University of America women's lacrosse team set the bar for the rest of the country in academic achievement during the 2017 season.

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  • Simeone Tartaglione conducting students

    Music Professor Named Conductor of Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington

    July 21, 2017

    Simeone Tartaglione, clinical assistant director of conducting, has been appointed principal conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington (PACO).

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  • Goli Yamini

    Biology Student Receives Prestigious Dissertation Fellowship

    July 19, 2017

    Goli Yamini, a Ph.D. candidate in biology, was recently selected to receive an American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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  • Assistant Professor of Art Jonathan Monaghan works on his sculpture.

    Art Professor Creates Marble Sculpture Using 3D Software and Robotic Technology

    July 18, 2017

    Assistant Professor Jonathan Monaghan was a resident artist at the 2017 Digital Stone Project (DSP) in Gramolazzo, Italy, earlier this summer, one of only 13 university educators and students from around the world selected to share their research and work on marble sculptures during the monthlong program.

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  • Catholic University Contributes to First-Ever Convocation of Catholic Leaders

    July 13, 2017

    President John Garvey, Provost Andrew Abela, Deans William Bowman and Will Rainford, and two professors from The Catholic University of America participated in the recent Convocation of Catholic Leaders.

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  • Summer Business Institute students

    High School Students Create a Force for Good at Summer Business Institute

    July 10, 2017

    Eighty-three rising high school juniors and seniors from 18 states and two countries came to Catholic University’s campus in June to take part in the Second Annual Summer Business Institute at the Busch School of Business and Economics.

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  • Sistine Chapel concert artwork

    Catholic University to Present Concert by Sistine Chapel Choir

    July 06, 2017

    The Catholic University of America will present a free concert by the Sistine Chapel Choir on Sept. 20 as part of a three-city tour that marks the choir’s first visit to the United States in more than 30 years.

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  • University Honored for Marketing, Communication Efforts

    July 03, 2017

    The Catholic University of America was honored with multiple awards recognizing web stories on the University homepage, The Catholic University of America magazine, and University marketing and advertising plans.

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  • President Garvey Addresses Federalist Society

    June 21, 2017

    University President John Garvey addressed students and alumni from the Columbus School of Law earlier this month during a summer reception hosted by the Federalist Society.

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  • High School Students to Compete in Shark Tank at Catholic University

    June 14, 2017

    More than 80 high school students from around the country will compete in a version of the popular TV show Shark Tank at 9 a.m. Friday, June 23, at The Catholic University of America, but with a twist.

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  • Origen Colloquium

    Discovery of Early Christian Texts Discussed during Origen Colloquium

    June 13, 2017

    The discovery of lost homilies led The Catholic University of America Center for the Study of Early Christianity to devote a two-day colloquium to their exploration and interpretation.

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  • Group Shot

    Campus Ministry-Beacon House Collaboration Empowers Young Girls

    June 12, 2017

    Since becoming a member of the Maryland-DC Campus Compact (MDCCC) in fall 2013, the Office of Campus Ministry has strengthened the University’s commitment to the neighboring northeast D.C. community.

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  • The Catholic University of America Adopts New Governance Structure

    June 08, 2017

    On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, The Catholic University of America’s Board of Trustees adopted a new governance structure intended to permit greater lay participation in the affairs of the University while preserving its uniquely Catholic character.

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  • Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

    University Students On a Mission

    June 07, 2017

    Catholic University students and faculty participated last month in a variety of study abroad and community outreach opportunities in the United States and around the globe.

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  • Catholic University Mourns the Passing of Cardinal Lubomyr Husar

    June 02, 2017

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  • Conference Marks 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

    June 02, 2017

    Prominent scholars from Catholic and Lutheran churches gathered at The Catholic University of America this week for a conference commemorating the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

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  • President John Garvey Appoints New IPR Director

    June 01, 2017

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  • Former IPR Director Featured in Crux

    June 01, 2017

    Stephen Schneck, former director of Catholic University’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR), was featured in Crux on May 31 for his years of work promoting research from a distinctly Catholic perspective.

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  • Law Graduates 'Ready to Be an Example to Others'

    May 31, 2017

    New graduates emerged strong and confident on May 26, as students concluded their law school careers to the cheers of family and friends during the Law School's 128th Commencement at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

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  • Music Professor Delivers TEDx Talk

    May 27, 2017

    Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, conductor of the CUA Symphony Orchestra, gave a presentation at a TEDx event at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md.

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  • University Faculty in the Media on President Trump’s Meeting with Pope Francis

    May 24, 2017

    Pope Francis and President Donald Trump met for 30 minutes today. Ahead of the meeting, many speculated what they might discuss. Several Catholic University faculty members have weighed in on the conversation.

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  • Professor

    Faculty Members Trained on Effective Grant Writing Techniques during Weeklong Retreat

    May 24, 2017

    Thirteen faculty members had an opportunity to polish their grant writing skills during a weeklong writing retreat sponsored by the University Writing Center and the Office of Sponsored Programs. The retreat, which took place the week of May 15, included guest speakers, webinars, and scheduled time daily for focused writing.

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  • Professor’s Suicide Intervention Verified Effective for Inpatient Treatment

    May 24, 2017

    Last month, the Menninger Clinic, a renowned mental health care system, released findings of a controlled comparison trial that found that Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) “helps to accelerate the benefits of treatment for suicidal psychiatric patients during hospitalization and post discharge.”

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  • Freshman Business Students

    Freshman Business Students Win Awards at International Competition

    May 18, 2017

    Four freshman business students represented The Catholic University of America at the 2017 International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) last month, winning awards in several divisions. The competition drew 33 college teams from six different countries.

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  • John Judge

    President John Garvey Appoints New School of Engineering Dean

    May 15, 2017

    University President John Garvey has appointed John Judge as the dean of the School of Engineering, effective June 1, 2017. Judge has served as the associate dean of the engineering school since June 1, 2016. He succeeds Charles C. Nguyen, who has been appointed dean emeritus.

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  • Wall Street Journal Columnist Peggy Noonan to Address Catholic University Graduates

    May 10, 2017

    Peggy Noonan, Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist, author, and former special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, will address the Class of 2017 at The Catholic University of America Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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  • Former Israeli Ambassador to the Vatican Addresses Faculty and Students

    May 08, 2017

    In a presentation titled “Holy Land Holy See,” Visiting Assistant Professor Zion Evrony, who served as Israeli ambassador to the Vatican from 2012 to 2016, described Catholic-Jewish relations as “excellent.”

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  • President Trump Recognizes Catholic University Professor for Legal Work in Little Sisters Case

    May 05, 2017

    Associate Professor of Law Mark Rienzi and his clients, the Little Sisters of the Poor, were recognized May 4 in a ceremony at the White House, where President Donald Trump signed an executive order protecting religious liberty.

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  • Andrasik with Brookland residents

    Architecture Students Find Design Inspiration in Brookland Neighborhood

    May 04, 2017

    Students from The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning shared theoretical designs for a mixed-use sustainable housing building in the D.C. neighborhood of Brookland April 26 before a panel of residents and professional architects. The projects, which were the result of a Sustainable Urban Housing Studio taught by Assistant Professor Patricia Andrasik.

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  • Awarded Faculty

    Faculty Honored during Spring Luncheon

    May 03, 2017

    Three professors at The Catholic University of America were honored for their teaching achievements during this year’s Spring Faculty Luncheon held in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on May 2. Also recognized at the event were six retiring faculty members from the schools of law, canon law, and theology and religious studies.

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  • Luther and the Shaping of the Catholic Tradition

    May 02, 2017

    This year marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Rather than focusing on the differences between the Lutheran and Catholic churches, an upcoming conference will mark this anniversary by focusing on better understanding the way Martin Luther came out of, engaged with, and shaped the Catholic tradition.  

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  • University Students Participate in CIA Mini-Simulation

    April 27, 2017

    Recruiters from the CIA conducted an analytic simulation at The Catholic University of America in which 22  undergraduates acted as intelligence analysts during a mock health crisis in a fictional foreign country.

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  • Doctoral Student Awarded Grant for Research in Comparative Scripture

    April 26, 2017

    Maria Enid Rodriguez, a doctoral student in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, was recently honored by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) with a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

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  • Business School to Offer Online Master of Science in Ecclesial Administration and Management

    April 26, 2017

    Beginning this fall The Catholic University of America Busch School of Business and Economics will offer an online Master of Science in Ecclesial Administration and Management (M.E.A.M.).

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  • Timothy Noone

    Professor Delivers Inaugural Lecture as Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair of Philosophy

    April 26, 2017

    In his first lecture as the Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair of Philosophy, Professor Timothy Noone honored the memory of the much-beloved priest who led the School of Philosophy prior to his death in 2011 with a talk on the history of philosophy.

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  • Enrique Pumar

    Sociology Chair Heads to Spain as Fulbright Lecturer

    April 25, 2017

    Enrique Pumar, associate professor and chair of sociology, has been named a Senior Fulbright Lecturer. For two months, beginning April 27, he will be working at the University of Valladolid in Valladolid, Spain, lecturing and helping to create a research institute on international migration.

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  • Catholic University Choir Members Invited to Appear with Gustavo Dudamel and L.A. Philharmonic

    April 25, 2017

    Choir members from The Catholic University of America will join several prestigious Washington, D.C., choral groups on April 26, 2018, in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the world-class Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by internationally-renowned music director, Gustavo Dudamel, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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  • Washington Post Features Band Led By Catholic University Religious in Residence

    April 23, 2017

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  • Research Day

    University Research Day Highlights Discovery and Collaboration

    April 21, 2017

    Hundreds of members of the Catholic University community had the opportunity to share their academic findings during the University’s second annual Research Day, held across campus on April 20. The event, which was open to all undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members, was planned to showcase the wide range of research taking place throughout the University’s 12 schools.

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  • Cara Drinan

    Lawyer Petitioning for Commuted Sentence Says, Governor 'Should Be Commended'

    April 20, 2017

    Cara Drinan, law professor at Catholic University, says “Governor [Terry] McAuliffe should be commended for commuting Mr. Teleguz's sentence to life without parole.”

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  •  Kevin Boudreau, M.F.A. acting candidate who plays Malcolm in Macbeth, is crowned by a resident of Sunrise Assisted Living

    Tour of Macbeth Hits Stages around Washington, D.C.

    April 20, 2017

    Macbeth opens at Catholic University’s Hartke Theater tonight, Thursday, April 20. But, students who are cast in the production are already sharing it with the Washington, D.C., area community through a new program called CUActing tour.

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  • Founders Day Challenge graphic

    University Community Unites to Raise $324,678 in Founders Day Giving Challenge

    April 12, 2017

    More than 1,000 individuals from The Catholic University of America community answered the April 10 Founders Day Giving Challenge, raising $324,678 in a record-breaking show of support and surpassing the original goal.

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  • Why Can’t a Feminist Be Pro-Life?

    April 12, 2017

    Is it possible for an inclusive feminist movement to involve people with pro-life views? That was the question up for debate during a panel discussion held at The Catholic University of America on April 10.

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  • Gary Sinise at Catholic University

    Actor and Veterans Advocate Gary Sinise Honored with University’s Gibbons Medal

    April 11, 2017

    Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Gary Sinise was honored with The Catholic University of America’s 2017 James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, the alumni association’s highest accolade.

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  • EU Ambassador

    European Union Ambassador Speaks on Foreign Affairs

    April 11, 2017

    David O'Sullivan, ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the United States, talked to students, faculty, and staff about the state of the world during a discussion moderated by Carlos Franganillo, a Spanish National Television (TVE) correspondent.

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  • University Mourns Palm Sunday Terror Victims

    April 10, 2017

    Catholic University issues statement mourning the deaths of Palm Sunday terror victims in Egypt.

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  • Cara H. Drinan, J.D. Headshot

    Law Professor Supports Clemency Petition

    April 10, 2017

    Catholic University Law Professor Cara Drinan is working with a team of lawyers who filed a clemency petition on behalf of Ivan Teleguz, who is scheduled to be executed in Virginia on April 25, 2017, unless Governor McAuliffe intervenes.

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  • Founders Day Challenge graphic

    Founders Day Challenge

    April 10, 2017

    As we celebrate the 130th anniversary of our founding, it is fitting to look back with gratitude for the many blessings we have received and to look ahead with hope as we chart a course for years to come.

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  • Caileigh Nerney

    Senior Art Project Addresses Gun Violence

    April 06, 2017

    Senior Caileigh Nerney says the Washington, D.C., location was one of the main reasons she chose to attend Catholic University. She never imagined that four years later the city would provide a dramatic backdrop to her senior thesis, “91 of US.”

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  • World War I students

    University Archives Chronicles U.S. Catholic Experience in World War I

    April 06, 2017

    On the 100th anniversary of the United States’s entry into World War I, The Catholic University of America is making hundreds of pages of photographs, letters, scrapbooks, and other documents available online to the public free of charge in a new website.

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  • John E. Higgins Jr. Receives the John Fanning Center for Labor Studies Distinguished Achievement Award

    March 31, 2017

    Catholic University’s Law students, alumni, and faculty gathered together for the semester’s final installment of the CUA Law Advantage In Action Series, this time with a focus on labor and employment law and co-hosted by the Law School’s John Fanning Center for Labor Studies.

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  • Catholic University Awarded NASA Cooperative Agreement for Space Science Research

    March 30, 2017

    The Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences, which is housed within The Catholic University of America Department of Physics, is part of a team of universities and educational institutions that was recently awarded a NASA cooperative agreement to establish a new Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology (CRESST II).

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  • Wall Street Journal Columnist Peggy Noonan to Address Graduates

    March 30, 2017

    Peggy Noonan, a Wall Street Journal columnist, author, and former special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, will address the Class of 2017 at The Catholic University of America Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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  • Pro-Life Feminism

    Why Can’t a Feminist Be Pro-Life?

    March 28, 2017

    When a pro-life feminist group was removed as a sponsor of the Women’s March on Washington this past January, a national conversation began on whether an inclusive feminist movement can involve people with pro-life views.

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  • Archbishop Gomez

    Archbishop Gomez: ‘We’re Talking about Souls, not Statistics’

    March 28, 2017

    Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles delivered a heartfelt message about the need for immigration reform to students of The Catholic University of America, calling the issue a “deeply personal” one for him and his family.

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  • University Mourns the Passing of Former Trustee Cardinal William H. Keeler

    March 23, 2017

    The Catholic University of America remembers Cardinal William H. Keeler, the 14th archbishop of Baltimore, who died on March 23, 2017, at the age of 86.

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  • Vanessa Vasquez

    Music School Alumna Wins Prestigious Metropolitan Opera Competition

    March 22, 2017

    Opera singer Vanessa Vasquez, who earned a bachelor of music in vocal performance from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in 2012, was named a national winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on March 19.

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  • University Students Studying in London Are Confirmed to Be Safe

    March 22, 2017

    Nine undergraduates who are studying in London this semester are safe and accounted for following the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge.

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  • Doctoral Student Selected for Doris Duke Fellowship

    March 22, 2017

    Anna Davis, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, has been selected for a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being — Seeking Innovations to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect.

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  • Jeffrey MacMillan for Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

    Deans, Faculty Explore Integration of Faith and Ecology Curricula at Seminaries

    March 22, 2017

    Seminary deans and faculty explored ways of integrating faith and ecology into their theology curricula at the Symposium on Ecologically Informed Theological Education held at The Catholic University of America.

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  • CUA Golf and Rowing

    Catholic University to Add Varsity Golf and Rowing in 2018

    March 20, 2017

    The Catholic University of America Athletics Department has announced the addition of four varsity sports for the 2018-19 season.

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  • Catholic University Students Invite Leading Catholic Voice on Immigration to Campus

    March 16, 2017

    Catholic University’s Office of Campus Ministry will host a talk by Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez on immigration on Thursday, March 23. He will speak at a CUA on Tap event in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Great Rooms at 7:30pm.

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  • Catholic University Knights Council to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

    March 16, 2017

    The Knights of Columbus at The Catholic University of America, Council 9542, celebrate their 30th anniversary on April 2, with a 4 p.m. Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, University chancellor, in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and a dinner with current and past knights in Heritage Hall, Father O’Connell Hall, on campus.

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  • Catholic University Knights Council Featured in Columbia Magazine

    March 16, 2017

    The Knights of Columbus at The Catholic University of America, Council 9542, was recently featured in the Knight’s Columbia Magazine in a story on men’s spirituality.

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  • Senior Art Thesis on Gun Violence: “91 of Us” to take place on National Mall

    March 15, 2017

    Studio art major Caileigh Nerney was taken aback when she heard on a podcast that on average 91 people a day are killed with guns — that’s two to three times more than the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S.

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  • Law Student Veda Rasheed Selected as a Law Student of the Year by The National Jurist Magazine

    March 14, 2017

    Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law student Veda Rasheed (3E) was recently selected as the Mid-Atlantic Law Student of the Year by The National Jurist magazine.

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  • Graduate Programs Receive High U.S. News and World Report Rankings

    March 14, 2017

    U.S. News & World Report has placed Catholic University's School of Nursing and several University graduate programs in law and library science in the top tiers of its 2018 rankings for the best graduate programs nationwide.

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  • Andrea Galeano

    Galeano Competes at NCAA DIII Indoor Track and Field Championships

    March 13, 2017

    The Catholic University of America indoor field standout Andrea Galeano was one of just two Landmark Conference student-athletes to qualify for the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships as she competed in the weight throw on Friday morning.

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  • Symposium Explores Subsidiarity

    March 10, 2017

    U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida will address how subsidiarity can serve as a guiding principle for communities at “Subsidiarity in Politics, Culture, and Economy,” a symposium hosted by the new Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America on Tuesday, March 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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  • Healthy Relationships Workshop

    University Hosts Healthy Relationships Awareness Month

    March 09, 2017

    The Catholic University of America celebrated Healthy Relationship Awareness Month in February. The student group PEERS (Peer Educators Empowering Respectful Students) hosted events that included a talk by David Coleman, a relationship consultant known as the Dating Doctor who offered tips on healthy relationships.

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  • Graduate Student Honored as Teacher of the Week by the Archdiocese of Washington

    March 07, 2017

    Katelyn Bockin, a graduate student who is pursuing her master’s in education at Catholic University, has been named Teacher of the Week by the Archdiocese of Washington.

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  • Catholic University's Spring Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

    March 02, 2017

    The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring 2017 opera, Lucia di Lammermoor.

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  • McGill's master class

    New York Philharmonic Clarinetist Gives Master Class for Music Students

    March 02, 2017

    Students at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music heard advice and tips-of-the-trade from one of today’s most talented solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians this weekend as Anthony McGill, principal clarinet for the New York Philharmonic, gave a master class for clarinetists.

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  • Cardinal Donald Wuerl speaks at ICIC kickoff

    Catholic University Launches Partnership to Bring Economic Growth to Local Community

    March 02, 2017

    More than 200 leaders from business, government, civic groups, and faith-based organizations gathered at The Catholic University of America on Feb. 28 to kick off a partnership that promises to bring jobs and economic prosperity to inner city communities in the Washington, D.C., area.

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  • University Mourns the Passing of Alumnus and Trustee Emeritus Vincent Sheehy

    February 28, 2017

    The Catholic University of America mourns the passing of Vincent Alphonsus Sheehy III, trustee emeritus, alumnus, and longtime benefactor who passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, at the age of 88.

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  • State Department Officer Shares Stories, Offers Career Advice

    February 27, 2017

    Catholic University politics students had the opportunity to hear an insider’s perspective on America’s relations with China during a presentation by Kevin Sheives, a China Desk officer for the U.S. Department of State. Sheives was invited by Andrew Yeo, an associate professor of politics, to address a class on U.S., China, and International Relations of East Asia.

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  • Activist Chen Guangcheng Addresses Human Rights Violations in China

    February 21, 2017

    Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng gave a stirring account of human rights violations in China during a brown bag lunch discussion hosted by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) at The Catholic University of America on Feb. 15. Guangcheng has been an IPR visiting fellow since 2013.

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  • Michael Novak dies at age 83

    Catholic University Remembers Michael Novak as Influential Thinker, Prolific Writer, and Beloved Mentor

    February 17, 2017

    Michael Novak, groundbreaking author, philosopher, theologian, and faculty member of Catholic University’s Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics since last August, is remembered at the University as one of the country’s most influential thinkers and a mentor to business students and faculty, among many others.

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  • Trip to Cuba Inspires Catholic University Recital of Music from the Caribbean Island

    February 16, 2017

    The easing of U.S.-Cuban relations and a trip to the Caribbean island nation last May by two Catholic University music professors has inspired a recital that will be held in March to highlight the unique resources of the University’s Latin American Music Center (LAMC).

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  • Playwriting Program Fosters New Voices in the D.C. Theatre Scene

    February 16, 2017

    Catholic University M.F.A. playwriting candidates Garret Lee Milton and Rebecca Dzida will have the chance this week to watch fully-mounted productions of their original thesis works in the University’s Hartke Theatre.

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  • Cardinal Wuerl to Speak at ICIC Kickoff on Feb. 28

    February 16, 2017

    Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and University chancellor, will deliver the opening remarks at the kickoff meeting of the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program at The Catholic University of America on Tuesday, Feb. 28, joining more than 175 leaders from business, government, and civic groups throughout the Washington, D.C., area.

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  • Catholic University Launches Novel Small Business Growth Initiative in Washington, D.C.

    February 15, 2017

    The Busch School to Host 100 Business and Community Leaders on Feb. 28.

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  • Strength and Sisterhood: Catholic University Presents Little Women

    February 14, 2017

    A classic story about the bonds of sisterhood comes alive in the Catholic University of America’s Ward Recital Hall Feb. 17 through 26.

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  • NAACP President to Law Students: Law is a Tool for Social Justice

    February 10, 2017

    NAACP President Cornell William Brooks spoke before a crowded Slowinski Courtroom on February 8 for the Brendan F. Brown Lecture Series in an impassioned lecture entitled, “The Ballot and the Testament”, where he discussed the right to vote and the NAACP’s history of social justice.

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  • Student Athletes Raise $31,199 for Special Olympics DC

    February 08, 2017

    Student athletes filled the Raymond A. Dufour Center the evening of Feb. 3, preparing to face the cold for Catholic University’s annual Polar Bear Plunge and raising $31,199 for Special Olympics DC.

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  • NAACP President Cornell William Brooks to Speak at Catholic University

    February 06, 2017

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  • Catholic University Offers Mass for World Refugees and Exiles

    February 06, 2017

    The Catholic University community will offer their prayers for world refugees and exiles at the 5:10 p.m. daily Mass on Friday, Feb. 3, in the University’s Caldwell Chapel.

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  • Students Advised to ‘Seek the Truth Honestly and Relentlessly’ during Annual Aquinas Mass

    January 31, 2017

    Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., was the celebrant of the University’s annual Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas on Jan. 31. The Mass commemorates the feast of University Patron St. Thomas Aquinas.

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  • Statement from President Garvey on the January 27, 2017, Executive Order

    January 30, 2017

    Catholic University President John Garvey's statement in response to the Jan. 27, 2017, executive order.

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  • Catholic University Students March as Witnesses to Life

    January 30, 2017

    More than 400 Catholic University students paused for a moment of prayer the morning of Friday, Jan. 27, before a day that would be spent speaking out against abortion.

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  • Catholic University President, Professor, Weigh in on Immigration

    January 26, 2017

    Catholic University President John Garvey and Professor Stephen Schneck weigh in on immigration.

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  • Catholic University Experts, Students, Reflect on the Right to Life

    January 26, 2017

    Catholic University professors have joined the national conversation in the media this week on issues surrounding the pro-life movement, right to life, the Women’s March, and March for Life.

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  • University to Host 5th Annual Hispanic Innovators of the Faith Lecture

    January 25, 2017

    University to host 5th annual Hispanic innovators of faith lecture

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  • Engineering faculty

    New Program Inspires Students to Solve Engineering ‘Grand Challenges’

    January 25, 2017

    The Catholic University of America School of Engineering is participating in the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program, a certificate program that prepares undergraduate engineering students to take on “grand challenges facing society in this century,” as outlined by an NAE blue-ribbon committee. The Challenges consist of the toughest problems facing humanity in IT, energy, health, and security.

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  • St. Thomas Aquinas Mass Nationally Televised

    January 25, 2017

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  • New Program Shortens Path to Architectural Licensure

    January 24, 2017

    In order to streamline the often-lengthy path to architectural licensure, The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning is offering a program that will enable freshmen who start in fall 2017 to become licensed architects at the end of six years of study.

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  • Catholic University Launches Center for the Study of Statesmanship

    January 19, 2017

    The Catholic University of America announced today the establishment of the Center for the Study of Statesmanship to promote research, teaching, and public discussion about how statesmanship can defuse conflict and foster respectful foreign and domestic relations.

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  • AEI President Arthur Brooks Addresses Cultural Optimism and Economic Opportunity

    January 19, 2017

    During a talk this week at The Catholic University of America, Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, posed a question that prompted him when he was a young man to change his occupation from musician to economist. “Does your work serve others and glorify God?”

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  • “Bringing America Together – Restoring Cultural Optimism and Economic Opportunity” AEI’s Arthur Brooks to Lecture at Catholic University Business School

    January 18, 2017

    Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will present a lecture at The Catholic University of America on rebuilding economic prosperity today.

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  • Catholic University Professor to Offer Twitter Course on St. Augustine’s City of God

    January 18, 2017

    More than 3,500 people are following the hashtag for what is essentially a MOOC on The City of God, one of the greatest works by medieval theologian and philosopher St. Augustine — apparently a first for Twitter.

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  • Hundreds of Catholic University Students Trade Day off for Day of Service

    January 18, 2017

    The Catholic University of America is aiming to send more than 800 members of the University community into D.C. neighborhoods to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16.

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  • Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., speaks at the Erroneous Autonomy conference at Catholic University.

    Conference Looks at the Role of Catholic Social Doctrine in the Modern Economy

    January 12, 2017

    Speaking at The Catholic University of America on Tuesday, Jan. 10, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., emphasized the importance of a global economy that serves the needs of humanity rather than dominates it.

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  • Catholic University Students Participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

    866 Participate in Largest Day of Service in University History

    January 12, 2017

    On Jan. 16, 866 members of The Catholic University of America community participated in a day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Law Students Help Contribute to $52M Worth of Pro Bono Legal Services

    January 11, 2017

    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law’s participation in a Veterans Pro Bono Pop-Up Clinic was mentioned in Legal News as an example of one of the ways law students from across the country have served thousands of clients and devoted millions of hours in services. During the Pop-Up clinic, CUA Law students were paired with a volunteer attorney to collect client data, conduct issue spotlighting, and provide legal information and referrals to veterans.

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  • Experts on Life Issues

    January 11, 2017

    The following Catholic University professors are available to serve as experts on issues related to bioethics, the pro-life movement, and other topics related to the respect of life.

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  • Experts on Pope Francis Can Comment on Peace Prize

    January 11, 2017

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  • Catholic University Physicist Receives $5.07 Million for Nuclear Waste Research

    January 09, 2017

    Catholic University’s Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) has been named the recipient of an impressive 11 sponsored research contracts since October, totaling $5.07 million. The contracts will support the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection program to treat and safely store nuclear waste currently in danger of leaking into Washington State’s ground water.

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  • Law Professor Wins Nationwide Injunction

    January 05, 2017

    Law Professor Mark Rienzi and his colleagues at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty won a nationwide injunction against a federal regulation that would force healthcare providers to provide abortions and sex change procedures.

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